Tim Carey in the Associated Press

Maryland Bill Would Ban Firearms at Election Sites

Tim Carey, from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, testified in support of the bill and said that guns have no place in politics.

Maryland’s current laws already criminalize voter intimidation as well as prohibit carrying firearms on public school property, where many polling sites are held, according to Carey, but he says they are insufficient.

“A clear prohibition of firearms at polling locations would dissuade fears of the electorate and would send a clear message,” Carey said. “In Maryland we cast our vote with ballots and not bullets.”

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